A Business Fable in 30 Seconds: The Driver and the Priest

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



A Business Fable in 30 Seconds: The Driver and the Priest

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bus driver and a priest arrive in Heaven.

St. Peter greeted them both and led them to their new homes in heaven. They went to the bus driver's home first, and saw a large mansion. When the priest saw this, he was very excited because he was sure that he'd get a grander house, because clearly, he had done more good in his life than the bus driver. However, when they reached the priest's new home, all he saw was a small cabin.

He asked St. Peter, "Why is my house smaller than the bus driver's? I have served God all my life!" St. Peter responded, "Well, the way you were preaching, everyone was sleeping. But the way the bus driver was driving, everyone was praying!"

 

Moral of the Story: Even if you're an expert, never assume that your technique will get better results than someone else's.